We’re slowly settling into our new place, but, like the nocturnal swamp shuttle, there are still a few kinks to work out. Y’know, little issues like sewer gas.
Sewer gas wafts into corners and creeps along floors and trickles down stairwells, making it nearly impossible to trace its origin. So I was nosing through the house snuffling like a deranged bloodhound and muttering, “Dammit, I smell sewer gas!” while Hubby, who lacks my sensitive sniffer, thought I was going crazy(er).
I finally figured it out by posing myself a simple question: “What’s the stupidest thing our homebuilder could have done?”
Yep, nailed it on my first try. They had routed sewer vent lines up to the second floor for the future bathroom, left the lines uncapped, and then installed the plywood subfloor over top. So the longer we used the septic system, the more the house reeked of decomposing shit.
It wasn’t a huge chore to saw open the floor and cap the lines, but the whole episode definitely impaired my sense of humour for a while.
Then again, my sense of humour is usually a little messed up:
Hubby, my evil enabler, bought us three big bags of Kernels popcorn. While we were happily munching, we noticed that their plain popcorn looks like home-popped corn, while the caramel popcorn is puffed up into near-perfect spheres. (And aren’t you impressed that I didn’t even make a dirty joke about chowing down on tasty balls? Good Lord, I must be growing up.)
Anyhow, I wondered if caramel corn is actually a different variety of popcorn. Turns out it’s not; but I got as far as “why is” in my Google search when their top four searches popped (sorry) up:
It makes sense that a lot of people might wonder about the sky; and since I don’t have kids I can’t knowledgeably dispute the importance of Caillou’s baldness. But green poop is the third most common internet search? Are that many people pushing out technicolor turds?
And I didn’t think the FBI showed up at people’s doors frequently enough to warrant fourth place; but even if they do, I wouldn’t have thought people’s reaction would be, “Oh, hang on, Mr. Cranky Gun-Toting Lawman. I realize by the way you kicked down my door that you might be in a teensy bit of a hurry, but I just want to do an internet search before you drag me away…”
The next giggle happened when we were getting ready to configure my step-mom’s new FitBit. I looked up the installation procedure, read the first step, and laughed.
You’ve gotta love it when the first item on the configuration list sounds like a kinky sex act.
And speaking of dongles and related words, I ran across this vintage game in a little store:
I probably wouldn’t have snickered quite so much if I hadn’t just researched gender reassignment surgery (don’t ask why; you know how my internet searches tend to go down oddball rabbit holes). I discovered that they usually use a skin graft from the forearm to construct a new penis, and one of the potential complications is ‘hairy urethra’. So you really can end up with a wooly willy…
Okay, I’ll stop now.
How’s it hanging for you this week?